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55-year-old lynched over suspicion of cattle theft in Bihar district

Mohd Kabul was killed in Simarbani village under Sikti police station area of the district last week and the matter came to light after a video, shot by those watching the brutal assault, was uploaded

Press Trust of India  |  Araria (Bihar) 

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Tension prevails in this district in the wake of a 55-year-old man being beaten to death in a remote village by a mob which accused him of cattle theft, police said on Thursday.

was killed in Simarbani village under station area of the district last week and the matter came to light after a video, shot by those watching the brutal assault, was uploaded on the three days ago, Officer, Araria, K D Singh said.

He said an FIR has been lodged against "unknown persons" since the identity of the assailants could not be made out from the video footage wherein the middle-aged man can be seen pleading with the attackers that he had no reason to steal a cattle.

"There is tension in Simarbani. Kabul's relatives are angry and demanding that a named FIR be registered. We have assured them that the same would be done as soon as we get evidence against any suspect", Singh said.

said he was "not aware of the details of the incident but instructions have been issued for maintaining order in the area and bringing the guilty to book at the earliest".

Mob lynchings have been witnessed in various parts of over the past few months. On Wednesday, two persons including a boy in his early teens were beaten to death in district by a mob which was agitated over the murder of an

of the opposition in the state assembly Tejashwi Yadav has targeted the over such incidents in a tweet wherein he alleged that has become a "lynch Vihar".

First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 17:40 IST
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